Producing pigs in a war zone: a podcast

Happy Memorial Day weekend to our readers in the United States! If you have some free time today, listen to our latest podcast episode from “At The Meeting… Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison” in collaboration with SwineCast.

In this latest episode, the At The Meeting team learns about how pork production for some producers in Ukraine is rebounding, while, for others, their livelihood remains disrupted. Listen in as the ATM team talks with Oksana Yurchenko, president of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders. Ms. Yurchenko is hopeful that production can get back to normal but there are many challenges.

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Efficacy of “Tooth Extraction” for ASFV elimination and relevance of point of care testing for ASFV to the field

In this week’s Science Page we take a look at research into the efficacy of the “Tooth Extraction” protocol done by researchers Christa Goodell et al. to eliminate ASF.

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Persistence and shedding of Senecavirus A in naturally infected boars

In this recent publication from the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, Dr. Matt Sturos from the UMN Veterinary Diagnostic Lab shares a case report establishing the shedding of Senecavirus A through boar semen. This study highlights the importance of considering semen as a potential biosecurity risk in the case of a Senecavirus A outbreak.

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Remembering Bob Morrison

This month marks the 5th anniversary of Dr. Bob Morrison’s passing, and we at Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP) and the UMN Swine Group want to commemorate him and his extensive and meaningful work. In the years since Bob’s death, many people have spoken and written about his professional contributions nationally and internationally to academia, research and the swine industry.

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Midwest Veterinarian Earns Top U.S. Swine Award

Antimicrobial resistance in swine and its interconnections to animal welfare and the sustainability of pork operations has fascinated Carissa Odland, DVM, for years. A farm’s performance on these factors can be the difference between profitability and loss. Yet, not enough is known to give producers a reliable recipe for success. Dr. Odland aims to change that.

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